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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A coin formerly used in Britain and worth six pennies.
  • noun The sum of six pennies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An English silver coin of the value of six pence (about 12 cents); half of a shilling.
  • noun The value of six pence, or half a shilling; a slight value: sometimes used attributively.
  • noun In the United States, especially in New York, while the coin was in circulation, a Spanish half-real, of the value of 6¼ cents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling, or about twelve cents.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A former coin worth six old pence; a tanner.
  • noun obsolete, UK The value of six old pence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970

Etymologies

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six +‎ pence

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